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to question the use of atomic energy. the former government said it would aim to take all reactors off line within a couple of decades but now a new government is in power and promising a different approach. >> reporter: prime minister abe is putting everything on the table when it comes to japan's energy policy. he and others in the committee have said they will explore possibilities including restarting nuclear reactors. >> translator: we need to decide our energy policy based on technical assessments. we will not start with the conclusion of halting nuclear power generation by the 2030s. >> reporter: the previous administration led by former prime minister yoshihko noda drafted an energy policy that stated the government would aim to shut down all nuclear plants by the 2030s. before last year's accident in fukushima, nuclear power accounted for 26% of the total energy supply in japan. currently only two out of 50 reactors in the country are online adding a mere 3% to the supply. fossil fuels are taking up the slack. utilities are paying more to import lng or liquefied natural gas to fire
the hospital in have been that, he says the president has lots of energy -- in havana, he says the president has lots of energy and is aware of his condition. >> he is absolutely conscious of the complexity of his condition following the operation. and he expressly asked us to keep the public continually and truthfully informed. as difficult as that might be under the circumstances. >> three weeks ago, java's underwent his fourth year of operation in cubac inhavez -- chavez underwent his fourth cancer operation in cuba. shortly before he left, he named vice president nicolas maduro as his successor. many in venezuela have been praying for chavez. as controversial as he is among the west and among the wealthy of venezuela, he enjoys much support. if he is incapacitated, the constitution calls for new elections. in that event, his supporters may try to delay the ceremony to buy time. >> we will be following this story for you on dw. back in a minute with a look at the big national election issue of funding and energy revolution -- funding an energy revolution. >> and why people are skeptical a
is taking advantage of the sustainable energy source and its usage rate is the second highest in the world. now it's strengthening its industry by teaming up with counterparts from around the globe. >> reporter: steam rises and the air smells faintless of rotten eggs. it is the second largest geothermal power plant in the philippines. the philippines scrapped their nuclear power program in the 1980s in order to pursue renewable energy. gee yoe thermal accounts for 22% of the country's energy. that is the second highest rate in the world. the national economy is on the rise as is the demand for power. to meet that growth, the government has the ambitious goal of increasing total geothermal power output by 75% by the year 2030. there are many challenges to achieving that target. an average size geothermal plant costs $13 million to build. further development also requires new technology for drilling and surveying. but the country is taking steps to bring its goals into reach. manila hosted an international meet williing for countries tha geothermal power. >> it's an exchange of experiences,
and his minister also devote energy to foreign policy. he says they will strengthen diplomatic and security policies. >> translator: we should rebuild our diplomacy to protect our national interests. we are facing many challenges in our relations with china, south korea and even with the united states on which japan's security is based. strengthening japan/ize lie yans is the first step toward rebuilding japan's diplomacy and security. >> abe promised the central government will take the lead in rebuilding disaster-hit regions in northeastern japan, especially fukushima prefecture, home to the damaged nuclear plant. the new prime minister says he will achieve results as soon as possible to redeem the trust of the japanese people. >>> prime minister abe's launched his cabinet tuesday after the top lawmakers elected him to the top job. both houses of parliament elected abe as prime minister, a post he held between 2006 and 2007. abe is the first politician in 64 years to return to the position after resigning. his liberal democrats ruled japan almost continuously for half a centu
a germany into one of the most modern energy producers in the world. that is why we are preparing our country for demographic change, and that is why we are bringing public finances into order. these objectives will continue to guide us into 2013. we need the right balance for prosperity and cohesion. we need a willingness to achieve as well as social security for all. the european sovereign debt crisis shows us how important this balance is. the reforms we have agreed to are beginning to take effect. but we still need a lot of patience. the crisis is far from over. more needs to be done internationally, as well, to monitor the financial markets. the world has not sufficiently learned the lesson of the devastating financial crisis of 2008. for never again must such irresponsibility be allowed to take cold as it did then. in the social market economy, the state is the guardian of order, and the public must be able to place its trust in it. my fellow citizens -- at this hour in particular, we should think about those to ensure our security, both here and far away. they are our soldiers,
and in view of the cathedral where the bells are. >> he takes the time to gather energy before he is back making music in the bell tower for the whole city to hear. >> if you want to explore european history, this is the place to go. this statue here -- that is margaret of austria. she resided here back in the early 16th century and married the spanish air to the throne. that is why the country that we know as belgium today became spanish for a while. the spanish soldiers and officers never really liked it here. they were seen as conquerors. northern europe was just too cold for them, and life was too hectic. and the people here did not do the siesta -- the nap after lunch, and that is a ritual that was important in spain back then, and it still is today. >> the cattle trader from spain gets up early in the morning and does not come home again until late. between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m., he takes an afternoon nap, a siesta. >> i need these one-and-a-half hours after lunch. if i do not sleep, i do not feel well. then i do not enjoy work, and i am just not myself. >> the long spanish siesta stil
, and that really release energy and restored some confidence also for the bureau. in 2013, people see more share market. the dax could reach a new record highs. people do expect it to be a bumpy road again. the growth percentage-wise probably not quite as big as it was this year. >> let's take a look at the numbers now on the last day of trading in frankfurt. the dax ended the day just over 0.5% down. euro stoxx 50 lost more ground than that. as for the dow over in new york, it is down 0.6%. the euro shedding just a little bit of ground against the dollar. >> in other news now, the united states says it deeply regrets the passage of a new law in russia that bars american citizens from adopting russian children. president vladimir putin has signed the law, which places new strains on bilateral relations. >> the new law comes in response to american legislation that withholds visas to russians accused of human rights violations and freezes their u.s. assets. >> most bills signed by president putin have not been subjected to so much public scrutiny, but the ban on americans adopting russian childre
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